#Schedules19-20: Milton Is In, 22 TO GO

We are up to our 64th schedule thus far.

Today’s schedule was waiting for me in my inbox when I got in this morning, and considering it came from the Central-time Panhandle, that’s pretty early indeed for you folks out there. Today’s schedule is from Milton; we now have half of the schedules for 2A-District 1 (4 out of 8).

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The Panthers have shifted the site’s Opening Night! Milton is the first team to be competing on December 3, as it will go to WS Neal HS in Alabama to face the hosts and Baldwin Cty, two Alabama teams. The Panthers then will go to district rival Tate, along with fellow district rival Choctaw, for an away midweek tri on the 5th, and will have their first home date with a midweek dual on the 9th against TR Miller, another Alabama-based team. Milton’s first tournament will be the Gulf Breeze Duals one-day tournament on the 14th, and the Panthers will close out the month at district rival Ft Walton Beach’s two-day duals tournament, the Beast on the Beach, on the 20th and 21st. After that, Milton will break for the holidays.

January will begin with the 2A-District 1 dual tournament, which we now have a host for. Pace will be the venue on the 7th, with the potential for Region 1 duals on the 16th — at the District 1 champ — and state duals on the 24th and 25th at Osceola HS. Milton’s next regular-season event will be an away Friday-night tri-meet at TR Miller, along with fellow Alabama team Satsuma, on the 10th. The Panthers will host Pace in the home half of a home-and-home dual on the 15th and will stage its Senior Night with a home tri-meet on the 22nd against Tate and WS Neal (ALA). Milton concludes the month with a trip to area rival Bay and its inaugural two-day IBT, the George Milligan Invitational, on the 24th and 25th.

Milton has just one date set for February, as the Panthers will travel to Pace for the away half of its home-and-home with the Patriots, on the 11th.

So. That’s 64 schedules. We are at the three-quarters mark for a complete list. We need more. We could use YOUR SCHOOL’S SCHEDULE. Question is…WHO’S NEXT???

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11/10 #NextLevel: Satterfield Competes In Journeymen Classic

matt and zahid

Ridgeview junior Matthew Rodriquez was invited to take part in an all-star exhibition of elite HS wrestling talent during competition at the Journeymen Duals Saturday and Collegiate Classic Sunday. Rodriquez is pictured here with Arizona State University’s Zahid Valencia, ranked #1 at 184 and a two-time NCAA finalist, with a 2018 national title (Photo submitted by Bart Rodriquez).

North Florida Matmen staff report

ALBANY, NY — Davidson made the long trip north to compete Sunday in the 2019 Journeymen MyHouse Collegiate Classic.

Noah Satterfield

Noah Satterfield

Competing among some of the nation’s top talent, Noah Satterfield (Marysville OH ’15, parents live in Ponte Vedra Beach area) was the starter for the Wildcats at 165 pounds.

In round-robin competition, Satterfield lost by fall to Rutgers’ Brett Donner (3:00) and George Mason’s Neil Schuster (2:43), but then took a medical forfeit over Lehigh’s Kent Lane and majored Jose Lao-Cooper of Oklahoma, 10-0, to finish the day 2-2.

RobertParland

Robert Parland

Pembroke Classic: At Pembroke NC, five Coker wrestlers (team assistant-coached by University Christian alum Robert Parland) placed in the tournament, led by a runnerup finish from Corey Christie (2nd at 165). Jhavon Innocent (174) was third, and John Watts (125), Alex Braden (141) and Marco Mason (285) each took fifths for the Cobras.

Nathan Golmon

Nathan Golmon

UNC-Pembroke freshman Nathan Golmon (Pace ’19) won two consi-side matches and placed sixth at 157. After a pair of byes, Golmon fell to eventual champion and Division I wrestler Joshua McClure of North Carolina, 13-1, in the quarters. Golmon then knocked off Lander’s Bryson Ethington, 3-2, and Life’s John Jenelle, 11-5, to get to the consi semis, where he fell to Southeastern’s Wyatt Kirkham (former Jensen Beach), 6-2. Golmon then took a 9-2 loss in the fifth-place match to Spartanburg Methodist’s Thomas Schock.

Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson

Huntingdon’s Joey Pearson (Ft Walton Beach ’17) was 2-2 in the 285 weight class. Pearson faced two former Camden wrestlers on the front side, downing Lander’s Hayden Malson (4-2) in the round of 16 and losing by a 17-2 tech fall to eventual champion Andre Bissainthe of Life. Pearson then majored G Guess, 15-3, in consi round 4 before falling to Division I Owen Trephan (North Carolina State), the eventual fourth-place finisher, 15-0, in the consi quarters.

Matt Ross

Matt Ross

The hosts’ Matt Ross (Columbia ’19) was 0-2 at 149. Ross lost by fall to eventual champion Marcelo Sierra of Life (1:39) in the round of 16, then lost by fall in consi round 3 (:29) to Huntingdon’s Quin Pearson.

Smith-Jackson

Lawrence Smith-Jackson

Cyclone Open: At Ames IA, Iowa Central freshman Lawrence Smith-Jackson (Buchholz ’19) took third in the freshman/sophomore division at 197. Smith-Jackson edged Pratt CC’s Bryce Westmoreland, 3-2, in the quarters, then lost by fall to Division I’s Pete Christensen (Wisconsin) in 27 seconds in the semi. He then pinned a second D1 opponent, Iowa State’s Michael Gilbert, in 1:19, before decisioning Westmoreland a second time, 6-1, for third.

Michael DeAugustino

Michael DeAugustino

Mat on the Mound: At Blacksburg, VA, Virginia Tech staged its first outdoor wrestling dual, where the 11th-ranked Hokies held off #21 Northwestern, 21-18. Michael DeAugustino (Flagler Palm Coast ’18) started at 125 for the Wildcats, falling 2-0 to VT’s Joey Prata.

Dan Harris Open: At Baldwin, KS, U. of Saint Mary freshman Kevin Castro (Mandarin ’19, no picture available) was 0-2 at 285. Castro lost by fall to Neosho CC’s fourth-place David Watts (:34) in the quarters, then lost by fall to eventual third-place finisher Carlos Cubas (unattached) in 4:44 in consi round 2.

A note from Saturday: At Alliance, OH, at the Mt. Union Open, former Florida High assistant coach Mathew Daner (Tampa Jesuit ’17, no picture available) was 0-2 at 141. Daner fell to Bellarmine’s Sam Glassco, 11-0, on the front side of the bracket, and then lost by fall (1:56) to another Bellarmine wrestler, Zach Larue, in the consis.

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11/9 #NextLevel: SEU Hammers Keiser; Davis Places At Platteville

(Editor’s Note: Results for Davidson and Arizona State at the Journeymen event will be covered in the November 10 notebook, which MAY publish tonight).

North Florida Matmen staff report

LAKELAND — In a high-visibility dual for Florida collegiate wrestling Saturday (though one that did not involve north Florida wrestlers), host Southeastern swept to a 52-0 victory over NAIA rivals Keiser, located in West Palm Beach.

The Fire scored bonus points in nine of the 10 starting weights in a dual that saw a number of Florida kid-vs-Florida kid matchups, with Southeastern racking up three pins, three techs, a forfeit, a disqualification and a major.

The closest match of the dual was the last one, in which Harmony alum Silas Root held off Jupiter Christian alum Kyven Higgins, 3-2.

Below follows a summary of north Florida results from events that started and concluded on Saturday:

Delmontae Davis

Delmontae Davis

Davis 4th at Platteville: At the Super 8 Invitational in Platteville, WI, the University of Dubuque’s Delmontae Davis (Westside ’17) placed fourth at 184. After a first-round bye, Davis falled the hosts’ Kyle Wolf in 2:32 in the quarters, only to sustain a 20-4 loss by tech fall to crosstown rival Shane Liegel of Loras in the semi. Davis then fell to North Central’s Cody Baldridge, 6-2, in the third-place match.

Brian Girard

Brian Girard

Girard 2-2 at Mount Union: At Alliance, OH, in the Mount Union Invitational, Belmont Abbey’s Brian Girard (Arnold ’16) was 2-2 for the Crusaders, competing at 197. Girard downed Gannon’s Darnell Parker (8-2) in the round of 16, but then fell to eventual weight-class champion Cash Thompson (9-0) of Ohio Northern in the quarters. Girard rallied with a 7-4 win over Charlie Cadell of Bellarmine, but then lost to Adrian’s Michael Jacobs, 14-4, in consi round 3.

Kishma Davis

Kishma Davis

Davis sets the Pace: At the OCU Open in Oklahoma City, Central Baptist freshman Kishma Davis (Pace ’19) was his team’s top performer out of five CBC wrestlers in the freshman/sophomore bracket. Competing at 141, in a bracket that Oklahoma State freshman Brevin Balmeceda (South Dade ’19) would go on to win, Davis reached the quarterfinals behind two front-side pins over unattached Kaleb McAlexander in the round of 32 and NE Oklahoma’s Dalton Hembree, losing by fall in the quarter to Central Oklahoma’s Von Gray, who was Balmeceda’s semifinal opponent.

Scott Dollison

Scott Dollison

Dakota Wesleyan Open: At Mitchell, SD, Briar Cliff wrestlers Scott Dollison (Episcopal ’16) and Micah Lanier (Wakulla ’18) each were 0-2 in their respective weight classes. Dollison (285) lost by fall in the round of 16 to Nebraska-Kearney’s Jack Sutton (4:47) and, after a bye, fell to Northern State’s Caleb Lefferdink, 11-8, in consi round 3.

Micah Lanier

Micah Lanier

Lanier (149) lost by a 16-1 technical fall to Rochester CTC’s Auston Hall in the round of 32. After a bye in consi round 1, Lanier fell, 17-2, in consi round 2 to Wayne State’s Hunter Weiss.

Collegiate debut: Also at Platteville, Dubuque’s Brian Zerr (Bozeman ’19, no picture available on college website) made his collegiate career-opening his event, going 0-2 at 125 for the Spartans. Zerr lost by technical fall (16-0) to North Central’s Shuji Mizoguchi in a pigtail round, and fell to the hosts’ Isaac Wiegel in 3:52 in the consolation championship.

Charlie Owens

Charlie Owens

Kaufman/Brand/Bayly Open: At Maryville, MO, Wheaton’s Charlie Owens (Wakulla ’19) was 0-2 in the amateur division of the tournament, competing at 157. Owens lost by fall to the hosts’ Christopher Viehmann (4:28) in the round of 32; after a bye in consi round 1, Owens fell to Lyon’s Matthew Delavega (3:29) in consi round 2.

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11/8 #NextLevel: Bonus Points Push Badgers Past Edinboro

North Florida Matmen staff report

SAEGERTOWN, PA — Big moves translated into bigger team points, and those carried the day for Bolles alum Chris Bono‘s Wisconsin team Friday night.

Chris Bono

Chris Bono

Facing off against Edinboro at Saegertown High School’s gym, the Badgers bagged three falls and a major in turning back the Fighting Scots, 28-15, improving their duals record to 5-0 after two weeks of wrestling.

“Our guys did a great job tonight in a very tough environment. I am excited for the rest of the season,” Bono said. “I liked the way the team went out and got a bunch of bonus points for us. In the matches we did lose, we showed a lot of fight.”

Seth Gross (133), Tristan Moran (141) and Evan Wick (165) all won by pin for the Badgers, with Cole Martin (149) taking a 16-3 major.

Tyler Dow (5-2 at 184) and Trent Hillger (4-0 at 285) both had decisions for Wisconsin. Dow’s victory came against a Saegertown HS alum. The Badgers gave up no uncontested bonus points in the dual.

Wisconsin is now off until November 23, when the Badgers will take a flight to Orem, Utah, and face Utah Valley.

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#Schedules19-20: Union Is In, 23 TO GO

We are up to our 63rd schedule thus far.

We’ve been working with Patrickk McDonald for a few seasons now. We are pleased to continue to do so now that he has started up an independent team at Union County (which we are going to refer to here as Union). It is the second of two independent schedules we will get this season.

UCH Graffiti Final

The Tigers will begin the season with a midweek home dual with Palatka on December 5; as of now, Union will then have nearly two weeks off from the competitive mats, when it will go to Yulee for the two-day Yulee Duals on December 20-21. After Christmas, the Tigers will go to Gainesville for an event McDonald created, the Category 5 Duals, on December 27-28. After that, Union will break for the new year.

January won’t offer a long respite though, as the Tigers will travel to Fleming Island for the two-day Keystone Memorial on January 3-4. After that tournament, Union will have three home duals, against a still-TBD opponent on January 9 (watch our Dates space for updates on that), then hosting FSDB on the 14th and Baker County on the 17th. The Tigers will travel to Inverness for Citrus’ one-day IBT, the Ed Kilpatrick Classic, on the 18th. They’ll go to Orange Park for the Raiders’ midweek duals tournament, the Orange Park Duals, on the 22nd, and will wrap up the month with a home Senior Night dual against Bradford on the 24th, a Friday night.

In February, Union will go to Belleview for its two-day Diamondback Duals on the 7th and 8th, and will conclude its season with a trip to Villages on the 15th for the TD Talbott Legion Duals.

So. That’s 63 schedules. We are getting close (just need one more) to three-quarters complete. We need more. We could use YOUR SCHOOL’S SCHEDULE. Question is…WHO’S NEXT???

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11/7 #NextLevel: Badgers Out To 4-0 Start; Bower Starts For Simpson

North Florida Matmen staff report

BUFFALO, NY — Fifth-ranked Wisconsin, under the direction of Bolles alum Chris Bono, rolled to victory in a midweek away dual at Buffalo Thursday night.

Chris Bono

Chris Bono

The Badgers, competing in an event called “Mayhem on the Mainstage,” won at nine weight classes in cruising past the host Bulls, 33-3.

“I like what I saw tonight. There were some major improvements from last week,” Bono said in remarks given to the Badgers’ team webpage. “We have a quick turnaround, competing in a tough environment (Friday, when the Badgers visit Edinboro). We have to make sure we are ready.”

Leading the charge was Garrett Model (157), who took a second-period tech fall victory. Four ranked Badgers (#11 Tristan Moran at 141, #13 Cole Martin at 149, #3 Evan Wick at 165 and #7 Trent Hillger at 285) all had majors. Michael Cullen (125), Jared Krattiger (174) and Tyler Dow (184) each added decision wins.

The dual against Edinboro starts at 7 p.m. Friday evening and will be held at Saegertown (PA) High School.

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Josh Bower

Bower battles well in starting role: At Indianola, IA, host Simpson fell to intrastate rival Cornell, 29-12. Lining up for the Storm at 133 was freshman Josh Bower (Matanzas ’19). In his first collegiate match, Bower fell to Cornell’s Evan Husko, 5-3.

Simpson will be off this weekend and will host Graceland on Tuesday night, with an 8 pm ET start time.

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#Schedules2019-20: Mosley Is In, 24 TO GO

We are up to our 62nd schedule thus far.

Two years ago was our fastest rate of return; we’re five ahead of this day two years ago. And that is with more days in the calendar before the season begins. The second one we have today is from Mosley in 2A-District 2; we are down to two left in that district (Gainesville and Middleburg) that we still need.

MOSLEY LOGO

The formerly-1A Dolphins will begin the season with the first of two December road-trips to Tallahassee, first to Florida High for the two-day Cam Brown Seminole Classic roundrobin tournament on the 6th and 7th. Next up will be a visit to Chiles for the Timberwolves’ and Lincoln’s two-day Capital City Classic IBT on the 13th and 14th. Mosley will take a longer trip on the third weekend, going to Oviedo for Hagerty’s two-day Johnny Rouse Invitational, which is all duals this year, on the 20th and 21st. After Christmas, the Dolphins will visit newer (Mosley was 2A earlier in the decade) district rival Pace for the Pace Invitational two-day tournament on the 27th and 28th (this tournament has been both duals and IBT in past incarnations). After that, Mosley will break for the new year.

The Dolphins will mostly stick to weekends in January. Hosting is first up, as Mosley will host the two-day The Bash duals tournament on the 3rd and 4th. The following weekend, the Dolphins will go to Yulee’s Joe Bees Memorial Battle on the Border two-day IBT on the 10th and 11th, then to former district rival Wewahitchka for the two-day Gator Brawl roundrobin tournament on the 17th and 18th (I don’t see FHSAA dual team dates on their calendar at present). Weekend #4 has Mosley going to former district rival Bay for the Tornadoes’ two-day IBT, the inaugural George Mulligan Memorial, on the 24th and 25th. Mosley will then go back to Bay for a midweek dual on the 28th.

February competition for Mosley includes one event, in which the Dolphins will wrap up the regular season with a trip to Clay County for Clay’s two-day Rotary IBT on the 7th and 8th.

So. That’s 62 schedules. We are getting close to three-quarters complete. We need more. We could use YOUR SCHOOL’S SCHEDULE. Question is…WHO’S NEXT???

Find us on Facebook at North Florida Matmen or on Twitter at @NorthFLAMatmen. We want your schedules for the 2019-20 season. Head coaches SHOULD email them to our work email.

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